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New machines promise to increase uptime and productivityand lower daily operating costs MOLINE, Ill. (January 5, 2015) — Three years in the making and backed by over a half-century of experience in the woods, the John Deere M-Series Tracked Feller Bunchers and Tracked Harvesters are officially making their debut. The latest additions to...
Faced with a backlash from employees and retirees, the U.S. Forest Service has abruptly dropped plans to spend up to $10 million on a five-year nationwide public relations campaign to brand itself as a public agency that cares about people and nature. Without giving any reason why, the Forest Service issued a statement Tuesday saying that it had...
United States Representatives Mike Simpson (R-ID) and Kurt Schrader (D-OR) today introduced the Wildfire Disaster Funding Act of 2015 (H.R. 167). The bill would change how the federal government budgets for wildland fire suppression to eliminate the need to transfer funds from critical forest conservation and management programs. Jim Karels,...

Guest Columns

Congress’ failure to reauthorize funding for the Secure Rural Schools Act underscores this need more powerfully...
Most of us have wonderful memories of Christmas seasons past. Some, however, have had painful experiences around this...
Yesterday the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) delivered the message that biomass is part of the climate and...
As winter approaches, the groundwork is being laid for a perfect storm of unprecedented firewood shortages in the...
Although the federal Highway Bill passed in early 2012 called for the Department of Transportation to conduct a study...

Industry News

Canfor Corporation (TSX:CFP) announced today that, further to its news release issued August 1, 2014, the Company has completed the purchase agreement for the operating assets of Beadles and Balfour...
Resolute Forest Products Inc. (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) recently learned from a Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) Canada press release that FSC has requested that the Rainforest Alliance...
As a follow-up to yesterday's announcement, we regret to report that a contract truck driver was fatally injured while working at the Crofton mill. The contract truck driver was delivering wood...
Cascades Inc. (TSX: CAS), a leader in the recovery of recyclable materials and the manufacturing of green packaging and tissue paper products, announces that it has reached an agreement for the sale...
Domtar Corporation has announced that its Board of Directors has approved a $160 million capital project to convert a paper machine at the Ashdown, Arkansas mill to a high quality fluff pulp line...
Since 2006, when market prices for pine sawtimber started to soften, the amount of timber harvested has decreased. Timberland owners adjusted their harvest schedules longer rotations with more second...

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The 1984 Houghton Creek Fire in northwest Montana leveled 12,000 acres of Champion International timber. The fire burned so hot in some areas it incinerated the organic layer in which plants grow. But elsewhere, the 2.5 million pine and western larch seedlings the company planted have produced admirable results. Champion sold its 800,000-acre Montana property to Plum Creek Timber Company in 1993 for $260 million.